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  • Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop This tutorial shows how you can enable Beryl on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

  • Tracking TCP Connections With tcptrack

    Author: sumodirjoTags: Comments: 4

    Tracking TCP Connections With tcptrack Basically, tcptrack is a sniffer which will show the information about TCP connections on a specific interface. tcptrack will watch all the connections that occur and show the information in a nice interface. Although it's on a text user interface but it's simple and easy to understand.

  • Share Your Music Collection With gnump3d

    Author: sumodirjoTags: , Comments: 3

    Share Your Music Collection With gnump3d Gnump3d is a streaming server that can help you share your music collection with others. Although the name is using mp3 it can serve ogg as well, so you don't have to convert all your mp3 files to ogg files.

  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On CentOS 5.0

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 3

    How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On CentOS 5.0 This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on a CentOS 5.0 server. From the Suhosin project page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections."

  • Email Classification (Incl. Spam Classification) With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 0

    Email Classification (Incl. Spam Classification) With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn This article shows how you can install and use POPFile to classify incoming emails on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. It is a POP3 proxy that fetches your mails from your mail server, classifies them and passes them on to your email client. Of course, POPFile must be trained to properly classify emails.

  • How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 3

    How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Rhythmbox This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with the Rhythmbox audio player. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod and delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Rhythmbox that can handle the task.

  • How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Amarok

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Amarok This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Amarok. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Amarok that can handle the task.

  • Working With The GRUB Menu

    Author: CargoshipTags: , Comments: 10

    Working With The GRUB Menu This tutorial describes how to edit the GRUB menu. It will also show how to add operating systems and how to add splash screens.

  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On Fedora 7

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 0

    How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On Fedora 7 This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on a Fedora 7 server. From the Suhosin project page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections."

  • Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 5.0

    centos Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 5

    Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 5.0 This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.